Photovoltaics are, together with all renewables, the only way out in the long term from dependencies and energy and climate crises. And against the expensive bills, which at this moment makes the crisis particularly evident and bitter, IKEA offers a photovoltaic kit, low-cost but obviously not do-it-yourself. Here’s how it works and how much it pays
Even IKEA against the dear bills: the Swedish company, known for its generally lower cost real estate solutions, is now proposing a photovoltaic kit to produce clean energy at home (with or without the storage system included). Is it really worth it?
First of all, the kit proposed by IKEA (in collaboration with the specialized company Wölmann) it’s surely cheaper of other similar solutions for the production of energy in the home using solar panelsbut it cannot be said to be do-it-yourself, as, unlike the classic strategy of the Swedish giant, technicians are now indispensable (on the other hand, it could not be otherwise), and the expertise is paid for.
How does it work
As detailed on the dedicated web page, to purchase the kit it is necessary Request a quote choosing first if the kit of interest is the 2kW or the 3 kW one. If the quote is then accepted, IKEA will send the specialized technicians home for installation and verification of correct operation.
Of course, the IKEA kit is also subject to the legislation for connection to the network so the bureaucratic procedures to be followed remain the same.
How much does it cost
IKEA sells the solution without storage system (SOLSTRÅLE Basic) at the price of EUR 2,745 and the one including the storage system (SOLSTRÅLE Plus) for 6,925 EUR (the storage system is also on sale as a stand-alone unit for EUR 3850).
Both solutions include the cost of the inspection and installation (a fee which, however, must be paid anyway, if the estimate was accepted but did not decide not to continue). And both are already net of discount on the invoice provided by the Ecobonus current.
Is it worth it? Of course, there is no single answer to this question: it is an investment, certainly less costly than other solutions on the market, but still an investment.
Which however, in times of energy and climate crisisdeserves to be taken into consideration.